DePaul University Research Services > Award Management > Modifications > No Cost Extension
Within the last four months of a grant period, the Principal Investigator (PI) must consider whether additional time will be necessary to accomplish all activities in his/her program.
If additional time is needed and sufficient funds remain, the PI may request a no-cost extension from the sponsoring agency.
In general, no-cost extensions must be requested from a sponsor through the Office of Research Services (ORS) and an approval or denial received in writing before ORS incorporates the extension into the grant information within BlueSky.
Certain federal sponsors of DePaul University grants have adopted a streamlined set of procedures to minimize administrative backlogs in sponsor/grantee transactions. These procedures are the "Expanded Authorities". One aspect of them is that grantees are authorized to unilaterally extend the grant one time for a period up to twelve months from the original expiration date. In these cases, the Principal Investigator need only inform the sponsoring agency no less than 10 days before the original expiration date of the new end date and a revised reporting schedule if applicable. This notification should be submitted in consultation with ORS.
Please check with the ORS Award Management Staff to confirm whether the Expanded Authorities apply to your grant.